Solubility is the maximum amount of solute that can dissolve in a given amount of solvent. The solubility of a solute is dictated by the identities of the solute and solvent.
Rules of Solubility
- If the solute is a solid, its solubility will increase when it is subjected to increasing temperature.
- If the solute is a liquid, its solubility will not be affected by a change in temperature.
- If the solute is a gas, its solubility will increase when it is subjected to decreasing temperature.
- The solubility of a gas increases with increasing pressure.
- The solubility of liquids and solids is unaffected by changes in pressure.
- ↑ Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Chemistry. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998